The Las Cruces TEA Party

The next LCTP General meeting will be on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Mountain View Christian Church at 241 Three Crosses Ave. We have cancelled our program on border and immigration issues until later. Education is just one of our battle fronts. A Hot Topic in Santa Fe. But do any of our legislators know the root of the problem? Not likely!

We are pleased to bring you our speaker for the hour, Kelly O Connell. He is an author and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Galway, Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master's degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He has also been employed as a university Speech & Debate professor. He then returned

West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico. Kelly is also host of a daily, Monday to Friday talk show at AM KOBE 1450.

Excerpts from "John Dewey: Bosom Serpent of American Education" By Kelly O Connell

The American education system is built from a model designed by Dewey, one which rejected the classics, any emphasis on rhetoric and logic, or rote memorization. Instead, the pragmatist Dewey valued experience over facts, logic or debate. In fact, the deeply progressive and anti-traditional Dewey held Marxist presuppositions.

So Dewey wanted to replace traditional, rigorous academics with the progressive agenda used everywhere in public schools today. John Dewey wrote, "My Pedagogic Creed, which reveals how he exchanges experiences for traditional education.

Article One. What Education Is

I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race....

I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself...

We will also be electing your officers for 2015. At this point, we do have positions available. Sure could use volunteers to fill them. How about it? The current board members are keeping their positions, but you could run against one of them if you feel you can help us do a better job.

The positions open are: Secretary, and the at-large board member. We all know how important it is for these positions to be filled if the LCTP is to survive, and our efforts at "pushing back" continue.

Contact Chuck Wendler to put your name on the ballot (which are hopefully to be pre-printed) or to get info. He can be reached at 915-479-3337/

Click Here for Sample Ballot

If you are not current on your membership dues, you have until the February 19th meeting to pay and be eligible to vote.

If you are sick and tired of the endless big government spending, sick of government agencies deciding what is best for you, tired of judges writing laws, worried about the bailouts and saddling our children with huge debts, concerned with government owning institutions like banks and car companies, thinking America will suffer because of cap and trade, and one-sided trade agreements, want all faiths equally respected, frustrated by The Constitution being ignored or marginalized, willing to do something about it; then you will fit right in with us!

Hope to see everyone there.

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